American metalcore band Volumes have parted ways with their vocalist Michael Barr ahead of a US tour, citing creative differences.
Barr has been part of the band since the first EP and his vocals feature on their two albums 2011’s Via and 2014’s No Sleep, however, he is being replaced immediately by Born of Osiris frontman Joe Buras who will fill in just for their US tour which started last night.
“Michael just was going in a different direction with his musical tastes and it just made sense to split now then continously force something that would hold everyone back,” the band wrote in a statement on their Facebook.
While Buras will fill in for this tour, it’s only a temporary thing as the band will be auditioning new vocalists.
“We are looking for the next level performer that fits our vibe/image, is ready to tour internationally with an established team and ready to be part of an awesome atmosphere,” they wrote.
With bad news also comes good news that they are working on their third album which is due for release in summer 2016 in the US which will, of course, be our winter.
“The music that we have written/recorded thus far not only goes back to our original roots but experiments with some new flavor,” they promised of the material.
Interestingly Volumes are currently on a co-headline tour with Aussie band Northlane who also parted ways with their original vocalist. Adrian Fitipaldes left the band last year and was swiftly replaced by Marcus Bridge, following an open audition process. The changeover has been pretty successful too with their latest album Node nabbing the band their first number one on the Australian charts.
Back in August, Northlane and Volumes entered into a Twitter beef together and Volumes teased the Aussie band for not having their original vocalist. Looks like they’ll be eating humble pie now.
Volumes are ideally looking for a new vocalist in the Los Angeles area but they’re not limiting their search so if you fancy being the new frontman or woman then follow the details below.
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